Nintendo distributes three new games to its three digital download services today, with DSi pinball, WiiWare gravity battles and WiiWare getting a fight so final it had to have a 2 at the end.
Final Fight 2 for the Super Nintendo (800 Wii points) is the only recognisable title in the Nintendo download this week, pitting Haggar, Maki and Carlos against the re-emerged Mad Gear Gang, travelling the globe in a quest to wipe them off the face of the Earth once and for all, rescuing Guy's master in the process. It's one of the best moving-left-to-right-while-hitting-people simulators of all time.
WiiWare scores a game called Gravitronix from Medaverse Studios (500 Wii points), a multiplayer game in which players do battle in the Gravitronix arena, which looks something like the screenshot above. I'm not sure what's going on up there, but it certainly looks...blue? The game features a campaign mode for 1-2 players, or multiplayer battles for up to eight players on a single Wii. You can visit the game's official website to try and figure out what's going on up there.
Finally, DSiWare gets a dose of the silver ball in Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (500 DSi points), a pinball game based on ancient Greek myths. Collect the favours of the gods, battle the Medusa and visit the Oracle for help. I like pinball. I like Greek mythology. I'll most likely give this a go.
Anything tickle your fancy? You might want to see a doctor about that. As always, the official descriptions follow.
Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon™ Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™ Description: Pinball takes on mythological proportions in this Nintendo DSiWare exclusive. Choose from two modes of play (Regular Game or Daily Game) and begin your journey to becoming a pinball champion. Conquer mythic quests, collect gifts from the 12 Olympians, and push your skills to the limit by facing Medusa, the Sirens and more. Your portable pinball table will give you a quick adrenaline rush as you watch the steel ball fly through ramps and carom off bumpers all over the playing field. Rack up combo points, open specific game modes and enlist the Oracle for some help. Will you accept Zeus's challenge?
Final Fight™ 2 Original platform: Super NES™ Publisher: Capcom USA Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Violence Price: 800 Wii Points™ Description: It's been several years since peace settled in Metro City. With Cody and Jessica on vacation and Guy resuming his training out of town, everything seems to be in order. But Haggar is feeling uneasy after learning that Mad Gear was not completely destroyed. Once again, the Mad Gear Gang has emerged, and this time they want revenge. They've kidnapped Guy's master, Genryusai, and Genryusai's daughter, Rena. Now Haggar must travel the globe in search of Genryusai and Rena. Hopefully, with the help of Maki and Carlos, the reign of the Mad Gear Gang will be destroyed.
Gravitronix Publisher: Medaverse Studios Players: 1-8 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 500 Wii Points Description: It's time to claim your rightful place as the champion of the Gravitronix arena, but get ready to deal with up to seven other players who are all shooting for the same title. Vanquish your opponents with four different projectiles and the powerful beams of your gravity platform. Intercept attacks and take careful aim at exposed vulnerabilities. Deflect incoming projectiles or capture and charge them with energy for devastating explosive attacks. Team up with a friend and battle through campaign mode, or recruit up to eight players on a single Wii™ system in versus mode for an all-out battle. customise your matches with a variety of different options, such as flooding the arena with projectiles or making the game insanely fast. No matter how you like to play, grab your friends and have a blast.